Date & Time: Nov 2, 1988 at 1028 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Warsaw - Rzeszów
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, one of the engine failed. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in a field located in Łańcut, about 14 km southeast of Rzeszów Airport. After landing, the aircraft slid for few dozen meters then came to rest, bursting into flames. Five occupants were injured while 23 others escaped uninjured. A passenger aged 69 was killed. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.
It was determined that the crew failed to activate the engine deicing systems.